2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by dundalkfc1903 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:52 am

Leaving it late to refix the Sligo away game pencilled in for Saturday?



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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by oldfogey » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:46 pm

dundalkfc1903 wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:52 am
Leaving it late to refix the Sligo away game pencilled in for Saturday?
I may be wrong, but I think 7 days notice is required. Last nights experiment worked and I think you will see more games in between European legs. The Cobh announcement about the cup game makes me wonder if they know something not yet announced. If we drop to the Europa League, there is no way we could play away Thursday night and then in Cobh on Saturday, unless the team was flying back to Cork instead of Dublin.

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Post by oldfogey » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:51 pm

Ok, I'm chancing my arm by putting the half time score from Turners Cross here (Cork 1 up)

I will use the excuse "views on whether the Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers game might be a title decider?"

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by colymull » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:43 pm

That's a superb result from Turners Cross. I really didn't think Cork would get anything from that game. I watched the last 20 mins or so and it looked like Cork were never under huge pressure in that time. Rovers' lack of a decent striker and strength in depth is their downfall this season and you'd wonder how long they will stick with Bradley. Perhaps a cup win will save him because, at the risk of ending up with egg on my face, I think their title challenge ended today.

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Post by Ezeikial » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:19 pm

Its really hard to see how Rovers can recover a credible title challenge. In the improbable event that they won 9 and drew 1 of their remaining 10 league games they would have 80 points. That's a total that we should surpass in relative comfort, even if our form dipped
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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by El Paso » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:34 pm

We won it in Tallaght, I think, but it was sealed today. They’ve 9 points from 21, that’s not going to turn into 26 or 28 from 30.

Bored of the excuses too - last year the keeper, this year the strikers. Fact is they’re ordinary in most positions.

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by El Paso » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:42 pm

I’d start rotating in McCarey, Lotefa, Hand and Folan to make sure they get medals tbh

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by El Paso » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:57 pm

Sligo game postponed. Disappointed, don’t think we need to.

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by Ezeikial » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:27 pm

The EA Sports semi final also falls along with the Sligo game

I wonder how this potentially impacts on EA Sports cup final date and the Shamrock Rovers league match also scheduled for the same weekend?
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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by Martin Lawlor80 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:58 pm

El Paso wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:57 pm
Sligo game postponed. Disappointed, don’t think we need to.
We’re getting slated for this on social media.
Oh hum ...

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by Sneachta » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:26 pm

I think the cup game with cobh could very well be pushed to the Sunday.

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by seand » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:39 am

Sligo is a bit of a special case- it's a long distance away game in between away games in Azerbaijan and probably Cyprus/Slovakia. I'm not a big fan of postponing so many games but very hard to manage that one logistically..
With a big margin in the league we can focus on Europe. Arguably we should be focusing on mopping up the cups too.

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by oldfogey » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:11 am

oldfogey wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:20 pm
All of a sudden playing the Pat's game makes a lot of sense as congestion looms large on the horizon. It's hard to know where to start with

EA Sports Cup SF & Final
FAI Cup R1, R2, & QF
CL/EL R3 x 2 legs plus probably R4 x 2 legs

all in the period between 5th August and 14 September. Throw in Rovers potential advancement to EL R3 and our scheduled need to use Tallaght the same week/night as them, and it becomes a real mess. All our travel dates - and peripheral domestic fixtures - are subject to change until the sequence in R3 is settled.

To be rearranged.
Dundalk v UCD (14 June)
Dundalk v Cork City (19 July) 📲
Sligo Rovers v Dundalk (03 Aug) 📲
Dundalk v Bohemians EA Sports Cup SF (05 Aug)


Scheduled matches/dates
Wed 31 Jul CLQ2 Qarabag v Dundalk
Tue/Thu 06-08 Aug CL/EL Q3 Leg 1 AWAY
■Sat 10 Aug Cobh Ramblers v Dundalk FAI Cup R1 ko 19.00
Tue/Thu 13 or 15 Aug CL/EL Q3 Leg 2 HOME
■Fri 16 Aug Dundalk v Finn Harps 📲
Fri 23 Aug FAI Cup R2
Fri 30 Aug UCD v Dundalk
Fri 06 Sep FAI Cup QF
Fri 13 Sep Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers
Sat 14 Sep EA Sports Cup Final
Fri 20 Sep Waterford v Dundalk
W/E 27/29 Sep FAI Cup Semi-Finals
Fri 04 Oct Dundalk v Derry City
Fri 11 Oct Bohemians v Dundalk
Fri 18 Oct Cork City v Dundalk
Fri 25 Oct Dundalk v St Patrick's Ath

■Likely/Possibly to be refixed.
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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by seand » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:04 am

That's a lot of games to fit in. Thankfully it looks like the pressure is off the league, so playing twice a week in Sep/Oct should be manageable. Surely the only rearrangement for Cobh would be a shift to Sunday (or Monday) if we lose to Qarabag and then have to play on Thursday 8th in the EL. Likewise Harps. It's moderately likely we'll have European games on Aug 20/21/22 and Aug 27/28/29 too which would really ramp up the pressure.

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by oldfogey » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:08 am

seand wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:04 am
That's a lot of games to fit in. Thankfully it looks like the pressure is off the league, so playing twice a week in Sep/Oct should be manageable. Surely the only rearrangement for Cobh would be a shift to Sunday (or Monday) if we lose to Qarabag and then have to play on Thursday 8th in the EL.
If we lose to Qarabag our home leg in EL is scheduled for Thursday 15th Aug. If Rovers advance to R3, their home leg is the same night. Our home leg could be moved to Tuesday, which means playing Thursday/Tuesday with a long away trip in between. Or they might reverse the legs. Anyone with flights booked could get stung.

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